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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

Educational Equity Programs

The Fitz Center for Leadership in Community's Educational Equity Programs provide University of Dayton students opportunities to collaborate with local schools, nonprofits and government agencies on student learning and development, connecting with families and engaging with the community as Education Impact Partners. The Educational Equity Program focuses on incorporating holistic approaches to tutoring, workshopping and volunteering, and is committed to fostering a deep understanding of how educational systems affect social outcomes. The program also aims to facilitate the professional formation, teaching and coaching of UD students on rules of community engagement, educational pedagogy, racial equity and cultural competency, while providing educational opportunities for K-12 students that will further their educational attainment.

 Educational Equity Programs provides students with community engagement opportunities that focus on addressing community identified educational barriers in partnership with local schools, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to build capacity that advances quality scholastic attainment and achievement.

Cultivate Education Impact Partners who work to advance and sustain educational equity for all.

UD students can become Education Impact Partners: Tutors, Volunteers or Mentors.  

  • Volunteers and Mentors support various site coordinators, site supervisors and program directors with reading and writing groups, mentorship programs, after school tutoring and other program facilitation for youth and adult learners within Dayton schools, nonprofits, and government agencies. 
  • Neighborhood School Centers Tutors support community schools and education based organizations by assisting site coordinators and supervisors with in-school and/or out-of-school programming, math and literacy tutoring and educational/mentoring support of students.

In Partnership with The School of Education 

  • Flyer Coaches provide high dosage tutoring to Dayton Public School elementary and middle school students in Mathematics and Literacy.

If you are interested in more information and becoming an Education Impact Partner please complete the application.


Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

1401 S. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45409